Kamasi Washington Announces Free Concert To Kick Off NYC’s SummerStage

first_imgRising star Kamasi Washington will play a free concert this summer as a part of Central Park’s SummerStage series. Coming off a year in which the tenor saxophonist released his debut album, The Epic, to rave reviews, Washington will join a long list of celebrated jazz artists to play the NYC series, the first coming in 1986 held at Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell, featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra.Says Heather Lubov, the executive director of the City Parks Foundation, “For the last couple of years we’ve been identifying a theme, something that’s relevant to New York City.” She adds, “This year, given what seems to be a resurgence of the music particularly with younger jazz artists, it made sense to infuse jazz throughout our festival.”Other performances at this year’s SummerStage will include a June 4th appearance by the McCoy Tyner Quartet and groups led by the bassist Ron Carter and the drummer Roy Haynes as a part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, as well as Jason Lindner’s Breeding Ground in Marcus Garvey Park on August 26 and the Donny McCaslin Quartet in Tompkins Square Park on August 28 as a part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.SummerStage’s full schedule will be released this April and available here, but in the mean time, you can check out this live performance by Kamasi Washington via Jazz Night In America featuring several cuts from The Epic including “Askim,” “Change of the Guard” and “Henrietta Our Hero.”[Quotes via The New York Times]last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century for India

first_img Share Sharing is caring! InternationalNewsPrintSports Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century for India by: – March 16, 2012 Share “I have lost about 50 kilos. Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. I had to wait for 22 years for one dream, the World Cup.” India’s Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to score 100 international centuries by compiling a ton in a one-day game against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, with a single clipped to square leg. After being dismissed for 114, he said: “I was not thinking about the milestone. It hasn’t sunk in.” Tendulkar had twice been out in the 90s after scoring his 99th century against South Africa in March 2011. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons. Tendulkar, whose own celebration was a little muted, was immediately congratulated by the Bangladesh players after he jogged through for the single to bring up his century, scored off Shakib Al Hasan. The hundred was Tendulkar’s first against Bangladesh in one-day cricket and he added another 14 runs before edging a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim. He added: “A year ago when I got my 99th hundred no one spoke about it during the World Cup. The I guess it was the media who began talking about it. “Wherever I went, to a restaurant, the house keeping, the room service, whoever I met just spoke about the 100th hundred. “It became a little difficult mentally, because I am not playing only for my 100th hundred. “The 99 hundreds that I scored, nobody spoke about them. Everyone had their opinion but eventually I have got to do what is important for the team. “I have lost about 50 kilos. Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. I had to wait for 22 years for one dream, the World Cup.” England Test captain Andrew Strauss told BBC Sport: “Sachin is a player by which all others are measured over the last 10-15 years, and for him to go out and get a hundred hundreds is an amazing achievement without precedent – it’s unlikely to be achieved again.” International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat has also paid tribute to Tendulkar’s achievement. “On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country,” he said. “This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement. “Like millions of others I have followed his career ever since he first played for India as a gifted 16-year-old and now, more than two decades later, his passion and personal records, which include more than 33,000 runs at international level, is a modern day wonder. “Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket’s history.” India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said: “He has made India proud. “Tendulkar’s long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. I wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth.” He began his Test career as a 16-year-old in 1989 against Pakistan and scored 15 in a blood-soaked shirt after being hit in the face by a Waqar Younis delivery. The following year he scored his first Test century, against England at Old Trafford and in 1992 became Yorkshire’s first overseas signing. Tendulkar surpassed fellow India legend Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 34 Test centuries in 2005, became the highest Test-run scorer in 2008 and scored the first double century in a one-day international in 2010. Tendulkar has scored 15,470 Test runs and more than 18,000 in the one-day game. BBC Newscenter_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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Man Utd, Chelsea suffer transfer blow as French club rule out striker sale

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?These Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your DayThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses Manchester United and Chelsea were dealt a transfer blow as the Lyon president ruled out selling Moussa Dembele this month.Advertisement But now they may well have to look elsewhere because it is understood Dembele in not available in January.Jean Michel Aulas told RMC Sport: “We have not changed our mind on Dembele.“Moussa is an excellent player. He’s a player we need. It is not a question of money.“Moussa will be with us until the end of the season.”Chelsea saw their £34million bid rejected earlier in the window and also considered offering Olivier Giroud as part of a deal to lure Dembele back to West London.At the age of 16, he joined Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 and made 64 appearances for the Cottagers, netting 19 times, before signing for Celtic in 2016.After 51 goals in 94 Celtic games, Dembele returned to his homeland in 2018 but his 11 goals in 19 Ligue 1 matches this season have attracted plenty of attention.Manchester United were also thought to be keen on making a move to land the striker, sending scouts to watch him score the winner for Lyon against Bordeaux.Reports also suggested that Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri was plotting to try and hijack any potential transfer by making a late swoop. Read Also: Chelsea demand huge £45m for misfit BatshuayiLyon manager Rudi Garcia is currently without Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide due to injury and is therefore desperate not to lose another of his attacking stars.It means Chelsea and United will have to go for other targets if they want to bring in a striker this month.Timo Werner has been linked but is also set to stay with RB Leipzig until the end of the season.But Edinson Cavani could be an option after falling behind Mauro Icardi in the PSG pecking order.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The French striker, 23, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League as two of the division’s biggest clubs look to bolster their attacks. Loading… last_img read more

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